A pivotal move by team Fury?
World Class trainer Freddie Roach will be in Tyson Fury’s corner for his heavyweight championship clash with Deontay Wilder. The famous trainer, who owns Wild Card Gym, will serve as an adviser and cutman ahead of the anticipated match-up.
Thus far, Roach likes what he sees from the former heavyweight champion in training; noticing his upbeat attitude and talent.
Ben Davison, Fury’s trainer, will still handle all chief duties on fight night but, assistance from Roach will be paramount.
Throughout his illustrious career, Roach’s aggressive offensive style has propelled some of boxing’s most talented fighters to stardom. Namely, Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto, Virgil Hill, and Oscar De La Hoya to name a few. All were at different stages in their careers, but benefited from the dynamic training methods. Additionally, his transformation of former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is a testament to his prowess as a trainer.
Having a fighter like Tyson Fury is every trainers dream. The heavyweight, who stands six-nine, is without a doubt the most versatile boxer in the division. His rhythm, footwork, and southpaw to orthodox switching will allow Freddie Roach to advise him in the best way possible.
The fifty-eight-year-old trainer will implore Fury to utilize his full arsenal of weapons. If done correctly, the plan could keep Wilder off balance, confused and his deadly right-cross irrelevant throughout the contest. The pair teaming up might be the secret ingredient that drives the “Gypsy King” to victory on December 1.
By: Cessell Robinson